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Missoula, Montana

Swan Valley

Surrounded by forest lands, Missoula is located on Highway 83 only 60 miles south of Kalispell, 20 miles north of Seeley Lake, and 71 miles northeast of Missoula. Missoula has been said to have the longest main street anywhere as services and businesses are scattered remotely along a 10-mile stretch of Highway 83, 20 miles north of Seeley Lake.

You may take your pick when it comes to scenery, too. There’s the Swan Mountain Range and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area to the east or the Mission Mountains and the Mission Mountain Wilderness Area to the west. Both mountain ranges rise abruptly from the valley floor in this area.

Missoula, Montana

• State:
• County:

• City:
29.08 sq mi
• Land:
28.90 sq mi
• Water:
0.184 sq mi
• Urban:
45.43 sq mi
• Metro:
2,618 sq mi
Estimate :
US: 494th
2,300/sq mi

The Swan River

The Swan River offers excellent fishing opportunities. Abundant wildlife and spectacular, scenic beauty make it a draw for hikers, fishermen, and hunters. Snowmobiling reigns supreme with 250 miles of groomed trails. If you prefer the solitude of winter entertainment, the Swan Valley provides cross-country ski trails and miles of back country skiing.

Available in Missoula

Below is a list of some of the services/activies available within the Missoula area.
  • Swan Ecosystem Center (SEC) (across from air strip)
  • Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS) - Museum being developed
  • Senior Services
  • AARP Chapter
  • Audubon bird counting group
  • Alpine Artisans (
  • Local public library connected to Missoula County Library system
  • Hungry Bear Steak House – open all day/3 meals all year
  • Holland Lake Lodge Gourmet Dining - open June - October
  • Mission Mountain Mercantile – full service grocery/deli
  • Trained emergency medical personnel
  • Medi-flight to Missoula or Kalispell
  • Clinic in Seeley managed by St. Pat’s in Missoula
  • Golf course at Double Arrow in Seeley Lake
  • Nordic skiing and mountain bike trails in Seeley Lake
  • Boating and fishing throughout the valley
  • Swan River
  • Abundant lakes
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